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Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Esav Benyamin, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. LEGION 12

    LEGION 12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Thanks guy's just ordered this.:([​IMG] Just what I need another flashlight.
     
  2. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Me too. I did start the hunt, but didn't find anything I really "needed". Even a basic Streamlight Stinger LED throws a seriously long beam for 2 hours, and I have that covered. EDC is plenty covered, as are the mid-range 18650 throwy/floody genre. Its still fun to look, though.
     
  3. 00ChevyScott

    00ChevyScott

    Dec 3, 2010
    Ugh, I definitely don't need another light but I see that one is on a black friday sale ad for a good price........... ughhhhh
     
  4. LEGION 12

    LEGION 12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Yep I blame all you guy's bunch of enablers. :)
     
  5. The Dude1

    The Dude1

    405
    Dec 22, 2013
    I just ordered a few days ago. I don't know anything about shipment dates, but I wouldn't think there are TOO many preorders... it's not like the PM2.. I am going to give them a call Monday. I did notice that they charged my card immediately. Normally the card is only charged when the item is shipped...
     
  6. The Dude1

    The Dude1

    405
    Dec 22, 2013
    I don't know how frequently you have power outages and storms and such, but I'm in FL so it's not like some of the other more problem prone areas. Even so I have never thought "man I've got too many flashlights" same thing with knives. I think it's only reasonable to have one on you, in the car, maybe a couple in the house... I had a nice Surefire in my wife's truck that I got her 2 years ago. I went to look for it the other day and couldn't find it. I'll get her a thrunight or Olight Keychain light next time. That flashlight was pricey and it was brand new.
    My truck was broken into a couple months ago and they took my Fenix E12... so I have a real need for a few new lights.
     
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  7. 00ChevyScott

    00ChevyScott

    Dec 3, 2010
    I wish Fenix still make the E21. That's a nice light.
     
  8. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    I orderd a S15R yesterday. Should be here Tuesday.

    I have a Fenix TA30 that is more than I could ever need in a flashlight and stays next to the bed. It's just too big to carry and runs on three CR123's so feeding it is't cheap like the S15R that can be run on a single AA.
     
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  9. robgmn

    robgmn

    Oct 30, 2015
    Ever since I saw my first Maglite, I had to have one (and had a good number of the unimpressive things).
    The were expensive, not bright (5 lumen or so), ate batteries, and broke too easily.

    Along came regular LED flashlights, which were brighter and easier on batteries (I have a bunch scattered around the house), then the super-bright surface-mount LEDs which were WOW at about 50 lumen (have 6 or 7 of those)!

    Now, thanks to eBay, I have one of these (about 450 lumen), two 18650 batteries, a charger, and a very powerful green laser.
    For a whopping twenty five bucks all-in.
    It's all I need.
    And I'm sure I'll buy more :)

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    I started with a MAG 3 X D, then a 2 X AA from the Mac tool truck. The 2XAA was upgraded years ago with a Nite-Ize LED and a push-button tail cap. I loved that thing. I got home from a business trip and found the 2XAA missing from my bag. Best I can think is it fell out in the rental car trunk.

    I'm hoping the S15R fills that gap. I thought the Fenix would but it was bigger than I thought it would be when I ordered it. My current EDC is a tiny Swiss Tech single AAA that does alright for a keychain light. It's just time to upgrade to something more useful.
     
  11. sideways

    sideways

    Feb 19, 2013
    and now you get 250 lumens out of a 2 x aaa light (example: trunite ti4)

    or 500+ out of a single cr123
     
  12. uofaengr

    uofaengr

    Jan 9, 2014
    Or even better.. 500+ out of a single AA Eneloop. Zebralight SC5
     
  13. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    I have a Prometheus Beta-QRv2 on the way. Should be here next week sometime. :D
     
  14. uofaengr

    uofaengr

    Jan 9, 2014
    Copper and Nichia 219...a combination that's hard to beat... (It's a beast on 10440 by the way) ;)
     
  15. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Where do you get them? I have a Prometheus Alpha, but it writes, not lights. :eek:

    My Olight S1 should be here tomorrow or Wednesday. I can blame this thread for pointing out that little monster. But I started the thread myself so It's my own fault anyway.

    Next stop, some light cannon to set the trees on fire !!!
     
  16. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    I just checked out the darksucks website. Got to go for it. ( panting like a dog chasing a rabbit )
     
  17. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    I ended up with the EN finish (electroless Nickel), I like it much more than the black. The Copper was not available or an option. For starters I'll stick to the AAA, but I will order the 10440 as a backup. Thanks for the tip.

    I saw the pen, yes looks very nice. I just needed a keychain flashlight so I figured why not go with the best I can get. I was going to get the blasted Ti Olight, but I decided on the QR-V2 instead. PM on the way.
     
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  18. gadgetgeek

    gadgetgeek

    May 19, 2007
    At some point I would like to get a larger handheld for the off chance I end up on a night search, but the chance of that happening and me actually having it is slim. So far my big light is a pelican saber LED. I really like the look of a lot of the multi element lights, like the TK45.

    Makes me wonder how I got by as a kid with just a 2AA mini-mag and those big 6V lanterns that broke if you dropped them. I was really proud to own a mini-mag, it was far better than a lot of lights in its day.
     
  19. VermontEdge

    VermontEdge

    Jun 10, 2015
    Pics and impressions when you get it!!! Please!
     
  20. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Got the PM. I will pick one up.

    I like small lights in bags and jacket pockets, and at least one big light to light up the night. Time for some new stuff!
     

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